Houston ain't Hollywood, but even so, a number of celeb spottings of two of the sports and entertainment world's hottest couples have taken place over the weekend in the Bayou City as the Astros hosted the Dodgers in several World Series games.
Jennifer Lopez has posted several photos of her weekend in Houston on her Instagram account, including photos of her and boyfriend, FOX Sports analyst Alex Rodriguez, her 9-year-old son, Max, at his first World Series game, and in a group photo to publicize the Stand Up 2 Cancer campaign.
She also occupied a prominent position in a corner of the FOX Sports press box Friday night as Rodriguez talked about the outcome of Game 3 of the World Series, which the Astros won. At one point, the cameras panned to Lopez, who at first smiled for the camera and then waved it off.
FOX Sports host Kevin Burkhardt put Rodriguez on the spot, asking, "You've been in the World Series. You've had huge 'at bats.' What's more pressure? That or trying not to mess up the post game with Jennifer?"
"Between Jennifer and Papi I'm really nervous," Rodriguez said, referring to colleague David "Big Papi" Ortiz.
Late Sunday afternoon Lopez and Rodriguez were spotted in front of the Four Seasons Hotel, where they were staying, as they waited for a car to pick them up. The singer wore tight jeans, suede ankle boots, gold hoop earrings, and calf-length camel coat to ward off the Houston chill. She carried a colorful Louis Vuitton handbag from the recent collaboration with Jeff Koons.
The FOX analyst and former baseball great looked dapper in a navy wool jacket over a cashmere hoodie and dark jeans, with dark aviators.
Our spies also spotted the other big celebrity sports couple, Justin Verlander and Kate Upton, shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue in The Galleria over the weekend. While Saks officials did not return a request for comment, we're guessing that Verlander got all suited up since he was assisted by the brand ambassador for SFA made-to-measure suits.
Upton has also been spotted regularly walking her rescue dog, Harley, near the couple's inner-loop high-rise apartment. The couple recently dined at West Ave wine bar Crú, according to a post on Facebook.